NEW HAVEN - The
New Haven Symphony Orchestra will present four performances of Handel’s
"Messiah" in a statewide tour Dec. 18-21, according to a release.
Starting in Woolsey Hall in New Haven on Dec.18, the tour will
continue Dec. 19 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Dec. 20 at First Congregational Church of Madison, and Dec.
21 at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, the release said..
"One of the best known choral works of all time,
'Messiah' is a collection of biblical texts compiled into the story
of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection; it is traditionally
performed for both Christmas and Easter celebrations," the release said.
"'Messiah' features such well known songs for solo vocalists with
the orchestra as 'Every Valley Shall Be Exalted' and 'He Shall Feed His
Flock,'' as well as monumental choruses like 'For Unto Us a Child is
Born' and, of course, the 'Hallelujah Chorus,'"
the release said.
The NHSO will donate proceeds from the Dec. 18
performance at Woolsey Hall to the Community
Soup Kitchen. "The NHSO has supported the Community Soup Kitchen for
several seasons and was the recipient of the soup kitchen’s “Silver
Ladel” award in 2013. For more information about the Community Soup
Kitchen, visit www.csknewhaven.org."
For these performances, the NHSO will be joined by four solo vocalists: soprano
Nicole Percifield, countertenor Daniel Moody, tenor Jorge Prego and baritone
Brian Vu. The first three performances will feature the Christ Church Oratorio Society of New Haven and the final performance will feature the
Greater Middletown Chorale, the release said..
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